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Woody Allen Returns to France for Next Film Starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 30, 2013 at 3:06PM

Woody Allen is returning to Europe this summer for the eighth time to shoot his next typically untitled comedy in southern France. British star Colin Firth and American actress Emma Stone topline the cast.
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Colin Firth

Woody Allen is returning to Europe this summer for the eighth time to shoot his next typically untitled comedy in southern France. British star Colin Firth and American actress Emma Stone topline the cast. The cinematographer is Darius Khondji, who worked on Allen's last two European films, "Midnight in Paris" and "To Rome with Love," as did production designer Anne Seibel and costume designer Sonia Grande.

"Blue Jasmine"
"Blue Jasmine"


After shooting in England, Spain, France, and Italy, Allen returned to New York City to film "Blue Jasmine," starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins, which will open July 26 via Sony Pictures Classics.

The new film will be produced per usual by Gravier Productions' Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum.

This article is related to: Woody Allen, Colin Firth, Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.